Haryana cow commission on Wednesday decided to issue identity cards to cow protectors following police inputs about fake cow vigilantes extorting money from truckers. The move comes just four days after PM Modi said that an overwhelming majority of 'gau rakshaks' are anti-socials who have proclaimed themselves protectors of cows to cover up their misdeeds.
“There are a few criminals posing as cow protectors,"Haryana Cow Commission chief and RSS idealogue Baani Ram Mangla said, according to a report in a news paper. Noteworthy, PM Modi said that majority of 'gau rakshaks' are anti-social elements who have proclaimed themselves protectors of cows to cover up their misdeeds.
Earlier, in April, Haryana Police had busted a gang of alleged fake cow protector. The fake protectors charged a fee of Rs 8,000 per vehicle from traders engaged in the transportation of cows and other animals in Hisar district.